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Shane Greene twirls 6 2/3 scoreless innings in no-decision
by Igor Mello |

Yankees pitcher Shane Greene turned in a solid outing in a no-decision Thursday night at home against the Blue Jays. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Of his 105 pitches, 73 were strikes.

Greene owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 75 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Baltimore.

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Aaron Sanchez coughs up game-winning run vs. Yankees
by Igor Mello |

Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez (2-2) was pegged with a loss Thursday night against the Yankees. Sanchez allowed the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth due to a throwing error by Aaron Lind.

Sanchez was charged with one unearned run on one hit over one-third of an inning in a 3-2 defeat. He owns a 1.24 ERA and a 0.66 WHIP over 29 innings of relief.

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R.A. Dickey unable to factor into the decision
by Igor Mello |

Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey tossed a quality start but was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night against the Yankees in New York.

Dickey allowed a run-scoring double to Stephen Drew in the fifth and a solo home run to Derek Jeter in the sixth. He permitted two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work. Of his 89 pitches, 60 were strikes.

Dickey owns a 3.82 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 32 starts (202 2/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against Seattle.

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Jered Weaver on track to start Game 1 of ALDS
by Igor Mello |

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, who was scratched on Thursday, will make his next scheduled start on Saturday, then Sept. 26 at Seattle, which leaves him on track to start Game 1 of the American League Division Series, according to the Orange County Register.

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Diamondbacks shut down Daniel Hudson for remainder of season
by Igor Mello |

The Diamondbacks are expected to shut down pitcher Daniel Hudson for the remainder of the season. Hudson is not dealing with any injuries, but the team does not want to increase the workload of Hudson, who recently returned from Tommy John surgery, per

Hudson will finish the season with just 2 2/3 innings of work, having allowed four runs over three appearances.

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Padres may ease Joaquin Benoit back into action
by Igor Mello |

The Padres may ease pitcher Joaquin Benoit back into action before using him in save situations, according to U-T San Diego. Benoit has been since Aug. 26 because of a shoulder injury, but could return as early as Friday. He owns a 1.58 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.

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Giancarlo Stanton will need 6-to-8 weeks for facial fractures to heal
by Igor Mello |

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton told reporters that he still needs more dental work before he has another CT test. Stanton  also admitted to sustaining an orbital fracture, though his vision was never impaired. The swelling has gone down in his face, but he'll need 6-to-8 weeks for all facial fractures to heal, according to

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Jake Smolinski cranks out four hits vs. A's
by Igor Mello |

Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski had a monster game at the plate Thursday afternoon against the Athletics in Oakland.

He singled in a run in the first, and added three more singled. He finished the game 4 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 7-2 victory. He is hitting .408 with one home run and eight RBI over 49 at-bats.

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Josh Hamilton experiencing more shoulder issues
by Igor Mello |

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is dealing with tightness and discomfort in front part of his right shoulder, a different spot, which flared up before Wednesday's game, the Los Angeles Times reports. He returned to action Tuesday but left the ballpark early to visit a chiropractor. Hamilton described it as "a sharp, stabbing pain" near his chest and right rib cage, underneath his armpit, per 

He was not in the starting lineup Thursday against Seattle.

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Everth Cabrera not likely to return before end of homestand
by Igor Mello |

Updating a previous report: It now appears doubtful that Padres infielder Everth Cabrera will join the team before the end of their Sept. 15-24 homestand, per U-T San Diego. Cabrera been sidelined since August 9 due to a hamstring injury. He's hit .232/.272/.300 in 357 at-bats. 

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